The Common Agricultural Policy is a price policy, giving farmers a price-guarantee and protection from outside suppliers. Why is that? It is a fact that all capitalist countries have agricultural protection in one form or another and for various reasons. One of the best reasons is the free market’s inability to reach stability and to achieve income parity for farmers. There are also other reasons. Switzerland and Sweden have protected their agriculture so that in times of war, in which they prefer to be neutral, their agriculture and food supply can be independent. Also, the conservation of agricultural topsoil and landscape can be a reason for agricultural protection; for example as in Norway or Austria. There are countries with a long tradition of agricultural protection, such as such as France and Germany, but most other countries have only had such policies since the great depression of the 1930s.KeywordsPrice LevelAgricultural PolicyPrice PolicyCommon Agricultural PolicyWorld Market PriceThese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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